The MG ZS is now the best-selling vehicle in Chile year-to-date.
The Chilean new light vehicle market bounces back up 70.6% year-on-year on weak year-ago volumes to 32.511 units in March, leading to a year-to-date tally up 7.6% to 81.987. Chevrolet (+72.2%) leads the way again with a stable market share at 10.6% with its four followers vastly outpacing the market: Hyundai (+137.8%) remains in 2nd place, Nissan (+152.4%) is up seven spots on February to #3, MG (+147.4%) edges up one rank to a new record 4th place and Volkswagen (+134.7%) is up three to #5. Chery (+203.2%) also impresses at #a 10 whereas Peugeot (+28.5%), Kia (+35%) and Suzuki (+55.3%) are a lot more muted. Maxus (+454.9%) and JAC (+129.9%) both fit within the Top 13 as overall Chinese brands (+124.5%) make up roughly for 1 in every 4 new cars sold in Chile this month at 23.9% share vs. 24.3% so far this year.
In the models ranking, the MG ZS repeats in pole position and now also ranks #1 year-to-date with 3.9% share. The Nissan Versa surges to 2nd place for the month ahead of the Chery Tiggo 2 which now ranks #2 year-to-date with 2.9% share. The Maxus T60 is up 4th place and tops its segment again above the Toyota Hilux at #5. For its 2nd month in market, the China-made Chevrolet Groove (aka Baojun 510) steps up two spots on February to #7 overall while the Chevrolet N400 Max, also China-made, is up 11 ranks to #8. The Citroen Berlingo is up 15 spots to #9 and the Suzuki Baleno rounds out the Top 10.
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Full March 2021 Top 60 All-brands and Top 20 models below.